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to stick to mitt romney. it confirms what most people on the left and on the right think about him. here's the conservative redstate.com on the comments. "they sum up romney's history in one image. whenever he needs to win a particular political office, he resets the slate and pollinates it with whatever position he ascertains to be politically expedient" from a website that is going to support romney in the fall. here is another question. "why does it seem every time romney wins a big primary he steps on his own win with an embarrassing revelation of who he is." he might be able to survive the sis in mark but not in october. >>> plus the case of trayvon martin raised awareness of the so-called stand your ground laws, signed by florida governor jeb bush himself, since it went into effect the rate of justifiable homicides has tripled and it may be the defense employed by george zimmerman and how do you get on the wrong side of both environmentalists and the drill, drill, drill crowd? you say no to the keystone pipeline, and then you go to oklahoma to support quicker construction of just p
election versus been held in 34 states and now it's time for republicans to unite behind governor romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. who needs knights at broker conventions? boredom resonates with jeb bush. and you said it, mr. excitement. >> you could throw a bigger crowd in a greenbay packer rallyal in d dntntnn chihigogo > e > ayn e rtmain c ce, what woror is h h mumbling as his call to 911 breaks up. punchespunks or, quote coons. >> the victim's parents speak. >> i just hurt in my heart because this guy has not been arrested. >> and glenn beck's website insists the dead teenager was quote, the aggressor." and might have been suspended from school for armed robbery arson, kidnapping or sexual battery. even though it was really being late to class. >>> the war on women. the arizona legislator who says a woman should witness an abortion before having one. and tim tebow is dealt to the new york jets. tim tebow is not dealt to the new york jets. oh man he can't even complete a trade. and the hits keep coming. >> i have some great
. here is why the etch-a-sketch label is likely to stick to mitt romney. it confirms what most people on the left and right think about him. here is the conservativeredstate.com say. it sums up romney's history in one image. when he needs to win office, he resets the slate, and does whatever is politicly expedient. that is from a website that will support romney in the fall. why does it seem when romney wins a primary, he steps on it with an embarrassing revelation of who he is. he might be able to survive them in march, but not in october. and the case of trayvon martin has raised awareness of the stand your ground laws. the law was signed by jeb bush himself. since going into effect, the rate of justifiable homicides has tripled. >>> how do you get on the wrong side of environmentalist and the drill crowd? you say no to the keystone pipeline, and then you ask for quicker construction of part of it. >>> let me finish with the romney aide that tells us that romney's word is not his bond. we begin with romney's etch-a-sketch problem. we have an msnbc political analyst. and matt viser i
through committee last night. >>> republican presidential front ruper mitt romney is trying to establish distance from wednesday's controversy over whether his self-described consecutive positions are genuine. carl cameron reports today was about consolidating support from the right. politically and financially. >> brief media availability wednesday evening, front runner romney is front running and campaigning behind closed doors meeting with power brokers in d.c. including paul ryan and influential conservative demint who is excited about prospect of romney becoming the nominee. santorum has less nominee of romney but says it's not over. >> this race is a long way to go. it's closer than what the media perception. is we feel like we will do well saturday. >> stumping in texas, santorum for the second day in a row blasted romney for the suggestion that romney can reset the campaign like etch-a-sketch like head-to-head battle against obama. >> all the things that allow him to win the primary are unavailable for him to win the general. he knows what he is doing now can't win. he has to res
santorum and newt gingrich pounce on a gaffe by mitt romney's aide handing out etch-a-sketches as an example of what they'd say of the front-runner's history of flip-flopping. what does it tell us about romney and the fact he doesn't of get the benefit of the doubt from his own party? it's probably the most coveted endorsement since chris christie's, but jeb bush's backing of romney came in a written statement without the hoopla we've seen before. an endorsement based on reality, not a passion. >>> and hundreds rally in new york for slain teenager trayvon martin as the city commissioners vote no confidence on theirs police chief. still no word on what the shooter has to say in his own defense. it's thursday, march 22, 2012. this is "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd, right to my first reads of the morning, shake it up here. >>> florida governor jeb bush's senate that mitt romney's nomination is inevitable was exactly the message team romney hope would drive the week. instead, the campaign's plans got, well, all shook up thanks to an unforced campaign error. jeb bush's s
has new reason it worry. the romney campaign is talking about wiping the slate clean and starting all over for the general election. listen to romney aid eric fern strom. >> well i think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. everything changes. almost like an etch-a-sketch, you can shake it up and we start all over again. >> shake it up and start again. so everybody we have heard from romney so far doesn't matter. we can just start over. that what michael would call a gaff. when you actually tell the truth and that won't help romney with the base. here is another challenge from republican. some polls show they are losing ground among women. maybe because of a slew of new measures restricting birth control and abortion. tennessee's proposal to publish the names of doctors who perform abortions and details about the women who have them. president obama has a secret weapon himself. first lady, michelle obama who is hitting campaign trail for her husband right now, and later our continuing coverage of the case of trayvon martin, the unarmed african-american teenager who was killed
us this hour. in what ways is mitt romney like an etch a sketch? >> is there a concern that the pressure from santorum and gingrich might force the governor to tax too far to the right that it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election? >> well, i think he hit a reset but the tonight for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's almost like an etch a sketch, you can shake it up and we start all over again. >> this is an etch a sketch. ed has one, i have one. i was always really bad at this. etch a sketch is made by the ohio art company. it's an american company that's been around since 1908. first in archbold, ohio, then in bryan, ohio. when the company was 40-something years old, they were approached by a french engineer. ohio art bought it and renamed it the etch a sketch, and to the delight to people everywhere in the world who delight in drawing curving lines only bill virtue of great concentration and exceptional hand/eye coordination, an american toy phenomenon was born. in the late 1950s until the year 2000, etch a sketch was manufactured by wo
. >>> imagine, had mitt romney been around at the time we were drafting our constitution he would have just shaken it and shoved it off app it was approved, to rewrite it. >> that a rick santorum taking a shot at mitt romney. it comes after a spokesman said and this is his quote, well i think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's almost like an etch-a-sketch. you can shake it up and start all over again. it was in response to a question on cnn. and the etch-a-sketch comment sucked the oxygen out of what would have been an important moment, the jeb bush endorsement. here is what he said in a written statement: where is the word romney in here? but anyway, the endorsement comes the day after romney trounces santorum in the illinois primary, and three days ahead of the louisiana primary. let me show you what is up ahead in louisiana because the latest louisiana polls from the pelican state gives santorum 37 to romney 24 and of course gingrich not too far behind and ron paul with 3. it is important to know this poll was conducted before romney
him out of office. >> that is mitt romney today speaking to marylanders in the town hall meeting in arbutus. that is our big story tonight. >> there was a large crowd of supporters in baltimore county today to see the republican presidential hopeful. >> he is campaigning here ahead of our primary on april 3 in which 37 delegates are at stake. >> shelton dutes is live in arbutus with the wrap up of today's events. >> maryland is often overlooked in presidential republican primaries, but in this race for every delegate matters, this movement has -- may have been very helpful for the romney campaign. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor, soon to be president, mitt romney. >> mitt romney arrived in arbutus press from an illinois victory and just hours after receiving an endorsement from jenna bush. he hunkered down to talk about the issues most important to maryland republicans. >> fixing the economy, and getting the debt under control. >> when it comes to improving the economy and job growth, romney cited his experience in the private sector as well as the need to protect individual fr
the floor ♪ don't bring me down >> hey, this is a true story about mitt romney. you guys know there's a robot running for president, right? [ applause ] >> how cool is that? while touring google's offices yesterday, this is a true story, romney saw a lava lamp on someone's desk and said, that's a big lava lamp. congratulations. [ laughter ] >> ironically, the lava lamp was better at natural conversation than mitt romney. >>> no, i did not bring that in. good morning, everyone. it is thursday, march 22. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. we have pulitzer prize winner writer for "the washington post" jonathan capehart. and president of the council on foreign relations, richard haas, along with willie joe and me. and we have a lot going on this morning. good morning, joe. >> good morning, mika. >> we'll be talking about mitt romney. that's where we're starting. but there is a situation in france unfolding. richard is here to talk about that. there is some nfl news. >> some? >> some. >> just a little. >> "new york times" front page. >> ok.
endorseme endorsement, mitt romney is back pedaling today. >> reporter: mitt romney's 12-point illinois win impressed big-name republicans. and won on the endorsement of jeb bush who said now is the time for republicans >> romney got undercut by one of his top aides. romney plans to erase his focus. like you shake an etch-a-sketch. >> he said you just take, turn it over, shake it and then you start all over. >> mocking romney as a fake conservative, which he rushed to deny. >> the issues i'm running on will be exactly the same. i'm running as a conservative republican. >> newt gingrich joined the attack. >> so here's governor romney's staff. they don't have the decency to wait until they get the nomination to explain to us how they'll sell us out. >> and santorum had the win-man to try to shoot romney down. >> city commissioners in stanford, florida, have voted no confidence in the police chief over his investigation in the controversial shooting death of a black teenager. three of five commissioners voted against the chief with one demanding he resign in the wake of a killing of an unarmed
. >>> romney trying to erase an embarrassing comment from his top aide. how a retro toy is taking center stage. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. . >>> a helicopter pilot makes a crash landing in afghanistan and the whole thing caught on video. talk a look at that. it shows the pilot appearing to loose control before hitting the ground. no inbut that crash is still under investigation. >>> and dozens of college students from western kentucky are rubbing their blisters after the men who walk aid mile in heels for charity. they walk add round the campus to raise awareness about seek sexual abuse and violence. >>> the movie premires tonight but people at the new york sp
. >>> on to 2012 politics where rank and file politics are rallying around romney as their likely nominee. romney picked up the coveted endorsement in the campaign. that of florida governor, jeb bush. bush congratulated him on tuesday night and encouraged his party to put an end to the long nomination fight. primary elections have been held in 34 states. now is the time for republicans to unite and take the message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. meanwhile, freedom works announce plans to stop their opposition to candidate romney since the numbers favor his chances of becoming the nominee. all this sounded like great news. a big day for romney until his victory was cut short when senior campaign adviser made a remark that raised new doubts with the base. >> is there a concern that the pressure from santorum and gingrich might move him to the right? >> well, i think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's like an etch-a-sketch. shake it up and start over again. >> he said that yesterday morning before the jeb bush endorsement came out
for the romney campaign. the remark a top adviser might wish he could take back. >>> mean season. the downside of early summer. why millions are suffering through this otherwise pleasant arrival of warm weather. >>> saints and sinners. tonight, the shot hurt around the world of sports. >>> and the boomtown. what is that shaking homes and nerves, keeping all the people up at night? the mystery in a small midwestern town. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. they are driven by a social media campaign, by mainstream media coverage, by sadness, and just plain outrage at the thought that an innocent teenager was killed in cold blood outside of his father's home in florida. to show you the level of concern over this case in florida, this is a rally under way tonight here in new york. national attention has now come crashing down on the case of trayvon martin. he was 17 years old. he was encountered by a local neighborhood watch volunteer who unlike a lot of others in neighborhoods across this country, had a gun. he has not been arrested, and now that the feds and the media have swooped in on
. >> but it is no laughing matter. day two of mitt romney's rivals going after his advisers' etch a sketch moment. why this is not an issue of child's play for mr. romney. >> the degree to which mr. romney lies all the time about all sorts of stuff and doesn't care when he gets caught is maybe the single most notable thing about his campaign. >>> hi, everyone. the "news nation" is following news right now in the trayvon martin shooting case. the city of sanford, florida just announced the city manager will hold a news conference at 3:30 this afternoon. there's no word on the topic yet but it comes less than 24 hours after the city commission gave a vote of no confidence to its police chief. the vote was 3-2. the city manager says he will be giving an update on the events surrounding the investigation. we'll bring you the latest developments. meanwhile a massive rally planned in sanford has been moved to another location because so many people are now expected to attend. those are pictures from atlanta right before dozens of churchgoers packed buses bound for sanford this morning. tonight's rally organ
santorum to call it quits. mitt romney pays courtesy calls to the tea partiers telling them that he and not rick santorum is the conservative candidate to beat president obama. and story three, and another exclusive. ron paul will join us. we will speak with him about rick santorum, mitt romney, keystone oil politics, the gop budget, and much more all of this just minutes away. we certainly will not want to miss that. all right. let us begin, though, with the top story of the day. president obama playing pipeline politics out in cushing, oklahoma. john harwood is joining us now with more. john, is this a change of heart by the president? or did he really, as he says have to wait to do enough environmental checks as he claims and was sort of backed into a corner by republicans? >> well, he was first backed into a corner by environmentalists, brian. i believe the president was intending through his state department to approve that keystone pipeline, then the heat was turned up, he was responding to his political base. so, yes, he was playing politics as republicans are playing politic
is this will collapse after we leave, but it will be in obama's next term or romney or santorum's first term, and the real disaster i think comes in in that once the islamic extremists take over kabul, they'll begin to move i think to take over pakistan and aid resistance there. when pakistan falls, if it's got nuclear weapons, you've really got problems. >> that's a lot of if's, and they're all pretty gloomy. but i don't think you necessarily have to spin it forward into that entirely negative outlook. >> quite a -- >> right, exactly. now we've got the taliban taking over pakistan and using nuclear weapons, and pat has that done in 35 seconds. pretty good! i think cameron sure sounded committed to the mission, and i think these two leaders went out of their way to reinforce each other's leadership. they feel the weight of history going back to fdr and churchill and reagan even bush and blare. but what the british have gone true some tough moments with afghanistan as well. they had the single biggest loss of life six -- british soldiers died just 10 days or so ago. and the british public, th
. instead of celebrating a solid win in illinois and a hay jar new republican endorsement, mitt romney's camp is back pedaling. nbc has details. >> reporter: mitt romney's 12 point illinois win impressed big-named republicans, one in the endorsement of jeb bush who said now is the time for republicans to unite behind governor romney. rick santorum tried to spin. >> the establishment was comfortable with the status quo. go with mitt romney. >> i want to get america right again. >> reporter: romney got undercut by one of his top aides who said once nominated, he plans to erase his focus. rick santorum showed up with an etch-a-scotch. >> he said you just take, turn it over and shake it and then you start all over. >> mocking romney as a fake conservative which he rushed to deny. >> the issues will be exactly the same. i'm running against a conservative republican. >> so here's governor romney's staff. they don't even have the decency to wait until they get the nomination to explain to us how they'll sell us us. . >> reporter: santorum has a wing man. nbc narcs, washington. >> voted no con
' extramarital affair and possible connection to a prostitution ring in the big apple. mitt romney facings like about comments by an adviser. the etch a sketch controversy. gas prices are up for some, but down for some people in our area. we will show you where. if and tinkers crossed or some better weather this afternoon. the forecast is after the break. >> former presidential candidate john edwards facing another sex scandal, being connected to new york city' soccer mom madam. there's a report he was a client of anna gristina. she told investigators that a call girl working for her was paid to have sex with him in 2007. edwards was in the city and at the time to raise money for his presidential bid. edwards'lawyer said not commented. small protest outside an event for mitt romney at the hyatt regency and northwest d.c. women protested his pledge to get rid of planned parenthood should he become president. he was holding a fund-raiser this morning at the highest. he went in a different entrance from where they were protesting. campaign 2012, lots of controversy over the edge -- etch a sketch
day. ♪ >>> this has been a very good and a very bad 24 hours for mitt romn romney. he got the endorsement everyone wanted jeb bush. but a top aid suggests that the conservative positions that are leading romney to the nomination, could change as quickly as a 1950s era toy. >> he set a reset button. it's almost like an etch a sketch, you shake it up and you start all over again. >> that was just too good for republican rivals to pass up. >> imagine, had mitt romney been around at the time we were drafting our constitution, he would have just taken it and shaken it up when it appears to be rewrite it. >> every time mitt romney flip-flops to have -- if we're dumb enough to nominate him, we have to accept that in the nomination speech he legal move directly back to the left. >> good to see both of you. it seems almost every time mitt romney, not just a big win, then it gets followed up by a gaft. does it just re-enforce that image of flip-flopper? >> it's been covered to death over the last 24 hours, and you can already predict there will be an etch a sketch ad in the general
on will be exactly the same. >> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" can mitt romney shake it up and start all over again? can president obama hit the restart button on pipeline politics. cries from the heart. the parents of slain teen trayvon martin join hundreds of protesters in new york city. >> our son is your son. i want you to stand up for justice and stand up for what's right. this is not about black and white thing. this is about a right and wrong thing. >> as the outrage grows should the sanford police chief step down? with us his boss, sanford city manager. plus, who will protect the children. joining us civil rights pioneer and congressman john lewis. woman power, our state legislators rethinking their controversial health care proposals. rachel maddow joining us. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. mitt romney's political rivals pounced on the campaign's etch-a-sketch flub serving up political theater with props. >> he said it's like an etch-a-sketch. >> he said it was like an etch-a-sketch. >> like an etch-a-sketch. >> this is an etch-a-sketch. >> an etch-a-sketch. >> an etch-a-ske
endorsements in the 2012 election season is a done deal. former florida governor jeb bush says that mitt romney is indeed his pick for the nominee. in a statement bush says it is time to unite behind governor romney in his opinion and that was greeted in some quarters with pleasure. >> just before we left to fly here this morning ann and i were together. it was, it is our anniversary. thank you. [applause] my, my cell phone rang and i looked at it. just said jeb on it. i picked up the phone and it was jeb bush. [applause] he said, i didn't even have to ask. mitt, i want to let you know i'm endorsing you today. and that was good news. [cheers and applause] martha: very good news indeed for mitt romney there. he also says that jeb bush's counsel and support will be critical to him in the coming months. bill: watch now, see whether or not there is pressure amped up by some party leaders too, whether or not they get on the same bus with jeb bush. something to watch. martha: he clearly wants this thing wrapped up. we'll see if he gets his day. on a day where leaders in the republican party are calli
. >> sta>> roger goodeltoday," sk? an important endorsement for mitt romney is overshadowed and rivalries seize on a major gaffe of one of his aids. >>> breaking ranks. an outspoken marine end up in hot water for criticizing the commander-in-chief. >>> pecking order. a reporter from anbc station is attacked while shooting a story. >>> this is "early today" for thursday, march 22nd, 2012. >>> hello, everybody. good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with damage control. instead of celebrating a solid win in illinois, mitt romney's camp is backpedaling this morning after a top aide admitted his conservative pitch would change once he's the nominee. steve handelsman has details. >> reporter: mitt romney's 12-point illinois win impressed big name republicans and won him the endorsement of jeb bush, popular former governor of florida who said now is the time for republicans to unite behind governor romney. rick santorum tried spin. >> all of the endorsers, the establishment, you know, who is comfortable with the status quo go with mitt romney. >> reporter: shifting to mary
. mitt romney has an endorsement in his bid for the republican presidential nomination and from jim bush, former board of governors. this comes as the romney campaign deals with another self-inflicted wound. when asked if romney has been forced to take positions that could hurt him with moderate voters, a strategist compared him to an etch a sketch which you can shake up and start over again. >> i am running as a conservative and i will be running for the hopeful nominee for president. >> rick santorum, newt gingrich later had some fun with romney's strategist's remark. both of them brought an etch a sketch to campaign appearances yesterday. candidates will face off on saturday in the louisiana primary. >> in the federal probe into the dcm mayor vincent gray a get- out-the-vote efforts that was not publicly reported. some have called it a shadow campaign. sources say the alleged the activity was outside official election efforts, meaning that the spending was not reported. he would not comment on the allegations. also, an arrest in the triple stabbing in northeast d.c. investigators tell
reconnaissance right here inside our country. what is this all about? we'll tell you coming up. jon: mitt romney racking up the delegates. some are call on rick santorum to call it quits. others say, not so fast. we'll have a fair and balanced debate. jenna: our soldiers on the battlefield may soon get help from these little nice. live demo of cool technology that could save lives. it is all "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, glad you're with us today. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. right now mitt romney hopes to capitalize on the next big contest after his decisive win in illinois. a strong showing in louisiana where santorum is favored would be another big boost to his campaign. the south has been tough territory foreromney with the the exception of florida. the big wins have gone to santorum and gingrich helping them keep in the race for the gop nomination. romney fares better nationally puts him ahead of by seven points. there is new evidence that romney support among conservatives is growing. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live for us now. >> reporter: good morning. i
. >>> candidates piling on mitt romney after someone from his own camp on a cable network station. we'll explain as we continue. >> dense fog advisory in the area. i'll have details on the weather forecast and julie has a look at your traffic. some fog developing out there.  [ female announcer ] off limits? not anymore. fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, you can have brownies again. ♪ fiber one 90 calorie brownies. in the granola bar aisle. carol. fiber makes me sad. oh common. and how can you talk to me about fiber you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. . >>> welcome back. you can kind of see something out thrashings few lights. a little difficult though. >> what happened to wisconsin avenue? >> fog is out there again, folks. we were dealing with it yesterday. so just kind of remind yourself as you head out today. -- we can kind of see something out there, a few lights. >> it was 6:00 when the sun finally came out. >> it was beautiful from 6:00 to 7:00. >> you need to hold that big bright tie out there. >> i'll do the best i can. sarah
to be a spectacular day for mitt romney. the question is, how long will romney's rivals play up the etch a sketch misstep? and a series of deadly shootings is dead after an intense 30 hour siege. we'll get you fully updated on that. i'm thomas roberts and topping the agenda tonight. the outrage and the calls for justice, tonight a rally in florida is going to be led by the reverend al sharpton that's expected to draw thousands, an unarmed teen gunned down in a gated community after walking to the store to buy skittles and an iced tea. over a,hand gathered on the streets of new york city for a million hoodie march. >> i want to stand up for what's right. this is not about a black and white thing, this is not a right or wrong thing. >> just for trayvon. >> today marks 26 days since trayvon was shot and killed by george zimmerman who's actions that night have been under scrutiny ever since, he remains a free man and gun. today sanford's police chief received a vote of no confidence and even sanford's chief of police is apologizing for a lack of investigation. >> i want everybody to know that i take
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